IRON MOUNTAIN - Delgisa F. Cavaiani, 92, of 709 Norway St., Iron Mountain,
died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at Manor Care Health Services in Kingsford.
Delgisa was born July 19, 1908, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late
Joseph and Julia (DiUlio) Spera. She grew up and attended school in Iron
Mountain and then attended Dundon’s Business School.
She married Frank Cavaiani on Sept. 28, 1929, at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church. Her husband preceded her in death in 1986.
Delgisa operated Del’s Restaurant from 1952 until it closed in 1969.
She was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church and the Christian
Mothers. She enjoyed many hobbies, including cooking, baking and playing
bingo when she found time.
She leaves two sons, Ronald and Francis (Maria), both of Iron Mountain;
a brother, Bernard (Phyllis) Spera of Escanaba; a sister, Emma Brosio of
Iron Mountain; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Fritz, John and Ozwald
Spera and one sister, Antoinette.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jacobs
Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral
home and at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Msgr. James
Kaczmarek will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.
WAUCEDAH — Elmo J. Thaler, 78, a longtime resident of Waucedah, died
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at the Charles Zablocki Veterans Medical Center
He was born June 27, 1922, in Hillsboro, Ill., son of the late John
and Rose (Pelligrini) Thaler.
He married the former Winifred Federspiel on June 8, 1946, at Bethany
Lutheran Church in Norway.
Mr. Thaler served in the U.S. Army during peacetime and worked in farming
until 1962. He then worked for Lake Shore Inc. in Kingsford and was a welder
and fabricator until his retirement in 1981.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, gardening and tinkering
with small engines.
Mr. Thaler served on the Dickinson County Road Commission and the Waucedah
Township Tax Review Board for several years.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Winifred; two sons, Michael (June)
Thaler of Waucedah and Mark (Sherry) Thaler of Pocatello, Idaho.; a daughter,
Sharon (Allan) Strauss of Waucedah; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Julia (Elmer) Alexanderson of Norway and Irene (Richard) Sivula
of Pocatello, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Joseph Thaler.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Miner
Funeral Home of Norway. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m.
at the funeral home. Fr. William Callari of St. Barbara Church in Vulcan
The family requests that flowers be omitted.
CRYSTAL FALLS — James L. Jackson, 78, of 406 Third St., Alpha, went
to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at his home after a courageous
battle with cancer.
James was born on Nov. 20, 1921, in Fort Pierce, Fla., son of the late
Roy and Margaret (Liberty) Jackson.
James attended and graduated from Crystal Falls High School in 1939
and then entered the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
He entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and fought in Europe, where he was
captured and held as a prisoner of war in Germany for five months.
He married the former Helen Toukkala on March 24, 1943, and they celebrated
their golden wedding anniversary in 1993.
He worked in Milwaukee as a machinist for 11 years, then moved to Crystal
Falls and worked for Malkin & Sons as a bookkeeper for 27 years.
James was a member of the United Lutheran Church of Crystal Falls,
a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Alpha-Mastodon Post,
and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
He held a seat on the Alpha Board of Education until the Alpha schools
consolidated with Crystal Falls and then he sat on the Crystal Falls Board
of Education, for a total of 18 years between the two boards. He also sat
on the Alpha-Crystal Falls Credit Union board of directors for 19 years.
He loved to camp, hunt, fish, and restore old cars, but most of all,
he loved his family.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Jackson of Alpha; one son, Larry
Jackson of Spring City, Tenn.; one daughter, Jill (Keith) Braue and one
granddaughter, Krystina Braue, all of Lakeville, Minn.; two brothers, Paul
Jackson of Vermont and Robert Jackson of Niles, lower Michigan, and by
one special brother-in-law, Chester Kudwa of Crystal Falls, and several
nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Suzanne, and by one
brother, William Jackson.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at United Lutheran
Church of Crystal Falls. The East Side Veterans Council will pass in review
at 10:45 a.m. Friday.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at United Lutheran
Church of Crystal Falls. Rev. Dr. John Linna will officiate.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls is in charge of arrangements.
IRON MOUNTAIN — Elmer Tousignant, 87, formerly of Iron Mountain, most
recently of Whispering Oaks in Pestigo, Wis., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2000,
at Bay Area Medical in Marinette, Wis.
Elmer was born May 7, 1913, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Arthur
and Eugenie (Lambert) Tousignant Sr. He was a graduate of Iron Mountain
and has been a lifelong resident of the area.
Elmer was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of St.
Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for many
years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed carpentry
and all outdoor activities.
He leaves two brothers, Albert Tousignant of San Diego, Calif. and
Leonard Tousignant of Whispering Oaks in Peshtigo, Wis.; a sister-in-law,
Angeline Tousignant of Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis.; six nieces and
nephews, Kathy (Gerald) Kallenbach of Niagara and Debra (Michael) Church
of Iron Mountain, Renee Tousignant of Kingsford, Edward (Jean) Tousignant
Jr. of Waterloo, Wis. and Thomas and Robert Tousignant of California.
He was preceded in death by four brothers; an infant brother, George
Tousignant, Edward Tousignant, Arthur Tousignant Jr., and Melvin Tousignant;
a sister, Eleanor Tousignant; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Tousignant.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the
Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary and St.
Joseph Catholic Church. Fr. Daniel Zaloga will offer the Mass of Christian
Burial. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in
charge of arrangements.
Clyde Irwin Lemieux
RANTOUL, Ill. — Clyde Irwin Lemieux, 91, of Paxton, Ill., died Friday,
Oct. 27, 2000, at Heartland Health Care.
Mr. Lemieux was born Aug. 12, 1909, in Gladstone, son of the late Henry
and Marie (Craig) Lemieux.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married the former
Doris Cleary on Aug. 11, 1951 in Kingsford and she preceded him in death
on March 3, 1998.
Mr. Lemieux was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Veterans of Foreign
Wars, Rantoul Moose, American Bowling Congress and the Brick Layers Union.
He was a handyman and enjoyed bowling. He worked for the Brick Layers
Union for more than 30 years.
After he retired from the Brick Layers, Mr. Lemieux worked at Boots
Bowling Alley and Buds Bar and Bowl.
He leaves three sons, Dale Hughes of Quinnesec, Richard Hughes of Chandler,
Ariz. and Ronald Hughes of Granbury, Texas; three daughters, Lois Gendron
of Quinnesec, Susan Puckett of Rantoul, Ill. and Helen Sleight of Sun City,
Ariz.; a brother, David Lemiuex of Michigan; a sister, June Kullinger of
Wisconsin; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and two great-great
He was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lux Memorial
Chapel, 1551 East Grove in Rantoul, Ill.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Rev. James Walker will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery
in Urbana, Ill.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Children Hospital.
CHANNING — William J. (Bubba) Fontana, 75, of Summerfield, Fla., formerly
of Buffalo Grove, Ill., died Monday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2000, at Estelles
House and hospice of Marion County following a brief illness.
Bill was born April 26, 1925. He attended Crystal Falls schools and
Iron Mountain High School. He left high school to work in the area mines
to support his family.
He served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific Theatre.
Bill was a retired union brick layer of more than 40 years. He was an avid
deer hunter and Channing railroad fan. He also represented his area communities
playing local hardball as an accomplished shortstop.
He leaves his wife, Olga; a daughter, Dawn Marie (Bob) Kowalczyk of
Elk Grove, Ill.; three sons, Robert John (Carol) of West Dundee, Ill.,
William Roy (Kimberley) of Escanaba and Kevin Mark of Elk Grove, Ill.;
six grandchildren, Laura and Scott (Lisa) Kowalczyk, and Adrianna and Robbie
Fontana, all of the Chicago area and Anthony and Jamie Fontana of Escanaba;
three great-grandchildren, Justin and Jonathon Peyton Kowalczyk and Daniel
Scott Kowalczyk, all of the Chicago area; a brother, Donald (Carol) Fontana
of Channing; and his mother, Margaret Bollerman of Iron Mountain.
He was preceded in death by his father, John and an infant brother,
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
FLORENCE, Wis. — Pearl S. Brandon, 98, formerly of Florence, Wis.,
died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Manor Care Health Services in Appleton,
Pearl was born Dec. 20, 1901, in Florence, daughter of the late Nicholas
and Philomena (Wagner) Sanders.
She devoted her life to teaching and helping others. Pearl taught school
for a total of 42 years. She taught in Iron River, Cudahy, Milwaukee and
She was a member of St. Mary Church in Florence. She enjoyed sewing
and gardening in her younger years.
She leaves a daughter, Maureen Watson of Appleton, Wis.; three grandchildren,
Thomas (Cyndee) Watson and son, Benjamin of Germantown, Wis., Jill (Frederick)
Frigo and their children, Katherine, William, Joseph and Elizabeth of Waukesha,
Wis. and Patricia (William) Angeloni and their children, Ryan and Ellen
of Mount Lebanon, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter
(Lucille) Sanders, Nicholas (Altai) Sanders and Earl (Margaret) Sanders;
two sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene (Albert) Goodreau and Elizabeth
(Oscar) Erickson; a son-in-law, G. William Watson; three nieces, Dorothy
(Frank) Poulin, Florence (Hubert) Schmelitz and Audrey (Edwin) Ratterman;
and a great-great nephew, Joseph Renner.
Visitation will be held Friday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary
Catholic Church in Florence. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30
a.m. at the church. Fr. Michael Betley will officiate. Burial will be in
St. Mary Cemetery in Commonwealth, Wis.
Pallbearers are Thomas Watson, Frederick Frigo, Leonard Renner, Paul
Goodreau, William Frigo and Joseph Frigo.
The Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence is in charge of arrangements.
SPALDING — John E. Smith, 85, of W-4097 LaBelle Road, Powers, died
Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, following
a brief illness.
Mr. Smith was born Sept. 10, 1915, in Powers, a son of Frederick and
Katherine (Glaudeman) Smith, and was raised in Powers. He graduated from
Powers-Spalding High School.
On July 6, 1938, he married the former Harriet E. Nadeau in Spalding
and she preceded him in death on March 28, 1999.
Mr. Smith was employed by the state of Michigan in the Shipping Department
at the Pinecrest lab and as bus driver for the Powers-Spalding School District
for 47 years.
He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Spalding and
a past member of the Holy Name Society.
He was an avid Packer fan, enjoyed fishing, loved children and was
a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen (Bruce) Bilgreen of Kingsford
and Diane (Thomas) Leugers of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sons, John J. (Donna)
Smith of Powers and James P. Smith of Powers; one brother, Robert (Sis)
Smith of Powers; two sisters, Betty Anderson of Ithaca, lower Michigan,
and Martha (Dawn) Robart of Kalamazoo, and seven grandchildren and seven
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Harriet, a brother,
Willard, and three sisters, Mary, Bernice and Harriet.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Allo Funeral Home of
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Thursday
at St. John Neumann Catholic Church of Spalding. Fr. Michael Vichich will
Internment will be in the Spalding Cemetery.
IRON MOUNTAIN — Elena Jafolla, 77, formerly of Iron Mountain, died
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Caringhton Nursing Home in DeForest, Wis.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs
Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.
COLUMBIANA, OHIO — Robert Gary Applin, 68, of 1229 Columbiana-Lisbon
Road, Columbiana, Ohio, died Oct. 17, 2000, at Salem Community Hospital.
He was born July 3, 1932, in Stambaugh, son of the Robert B. Applin
and Helen M. Matson Applin.
Rev. Richard Jones, a close friend, officiated at the services Oct.
20 at the Warrick-Kummer Funeral Home in Columbiana.
Burial followed in the Lenox Center Cemetery in Ashtabula County, Ohio.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes
Association or the American Cancer Association.
CRYSTAL FALLS — Arthur R. Norton, 75, of 400 Superior Ave., Crystal
Falls, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Crystal
Manor Nursing Home in Crystal Falls Township.
Arthur was born on Oct. 22, 1925 in Detroit, son of the late Fred and
Arthur grew up in Detroit and attended school there. He served in the
U.S. Army during World War II from Dec. 1, 1943 until April 23, 1946.
Arthur married the former Dorothy Mackowiak in Detroit. Dorothy preceded
him in death on May 21, 1996.
While in Detroit, he worked for himself installing tile. He installed
tile for more than 20 years. After leaving Detroit, Arthur lived in Pickford
in Chippewa County and later moved to Arizona. In 1998, he moved to Crystal
Falls to be closer to his daughter.
He is survived by three sons, David Norton of Phoenix, Ariz., Fred
(Bonnie) Norton of Detroit and Paul Norton of Marquette; a daughter, Donna
Grinnell and her friend, Tom Donaldson, of Iron Mountain; six grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; and many nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Robert Norton.
Private family visitation and services were held.
The Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls is in charge of arrangements.
IRON MOUNTAIN — Gene Fortner, 73, of Des Plaines, Ill., a native of
Iron Mountain, died Oct. 28, 2000, in Des Plaines.
He was born Sept. 27, 1927, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Clay
and Elsie (Nelson) Fortner. He graduated from Kingsford High School in
1945 and was a track star for Kingsford, running the mile in a record 4.32
Gene graduated from North Park College in Chicago.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Gene was a sales representative for Vogue Wright Studios and Marshall
He leaves his wife, Joan (Heath); a son, Stephen (Leah); two daughters,
Heather (Peter) Sampson and Pamela (Brian) Creevy; eight grandchildren,
Nicholas, Jason, Kyle, Katherine, Peter, Lucas, Carmel and Margaret; a
brother, Gary “Joe” (Karen) Fortner of Iron Mountain, Gene gave his brother
the nickname “Joe,” and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by brother, John Fortner.
Visitation was held at the Friedrichs Funeral Home in Mount Prospect,
Funeral services were held at St. Zachary Church.
Burial was held in All Saints Cemetery.
IRON MOUNTAIN — Lois J. Hendrickson Simons, 70, of 1224 Stockbridge
Ave., Iron Mountain, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at Community Memorial
Hospital in Menomonee Falls, Wis., due to complications following abdominal
aortic aneurysm surgery.
She was born April 20, 1930, in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Arvid
and Julie (Isaacson) Hendrickson. She graduated from Crystal Falls High
School in 1947.
After graduation she worked at the Liberty Loan Corp. in Iron River
until her enlistment in the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 17, 1951. Lois was honorably
discharged on Feb. 26, 1955, having worked the last year at the Pentagon.
She married and divorced the late Donald Simons. The couple had owned
and operated the Si-Lo in Spread Eagle, Wis., where she entertained on
the keyboards. She had also worked at Superior Aviation and Pine Grove
Country Club in Iron Mountain.
Lois enjoyed music, dancing and her family.
Lois will be deeply missed and always loved and remembered.
She was the loving sister of Robert (Dorothy) of Germantown, Wis.,
and Richard (Janet) of Crystal Falls. Lois was a loving aunt to many nieces
and nephews. She also is survived by many cousins, dear friends, and neighbors.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran
Church in Metropolitan.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Burial will be in Felch Cemetery.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in charge
IRON RIVER — Sadie Salo, 95, of 150 Dobson Drive, Iron River died Friday,
Nov. 3, 2000, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls
She was born April 29, 1905, in Beechwood, daughter of the late John
and Suzanna Maki. She attended school in Beechwood.
She married Carl Salo on Nov. 14, 1925. The couple continued to make
their home in Beechwood. He preceded in death in September of 1973.
Sadie was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Iron River and
had been a member of the Ladies Aid of the church.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Larry Salo; two brothers,
Eino and John Maki and three sisters, Emily Maki, Irene Johnson and Pearl
She leaves a daughter, Hilda Puskala of Iron River; a son, John (Violet)
Salo of Iron River; a brother, Arnie Maki of Kingsford; eight grandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church in Iron River.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. at the church. Rev. Thomas Mackey,
pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Beechwood.
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
IRON MOUNTAIN — Edward L. Allard, 89, of 1820 Mary’s Way, formerly
of 1225 Crystal Lake Blvd., Iron Mountain, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000,
at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
Mr. Allard was born March 15, 1911, in Dunbar, Wis., son of the late
Wilfred and Isabelle (Rousse) Allard. He had been a lifelong resident of
He served in Italy during World War II with the U.S. Army as a rifleman
in the 88th Infantry.
Mr. Allard married the former Eleanore Robinson and she preceded him
in death in 1986.
He worked for VonPlatten-Fox, the Ford Motor Co. and retired as medical
administrative assistant for the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain in
Mr. Allard also owned and operated Allard’s Concrete Products in East
Kingsford for many years.
He was a former member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the
Toastmasters Club and was a former alderman for the 5th Ward.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers,
Bill, Earl and Floyd Allard.
He leaves two daughters, Jackie Hedlund of Iron Mountain and Suzie
(Buddy) Smith of Iron Mountain; three sisters, LaVerne Larson of Norway,
Janette Jutte of Menominee and Betty Martin of Menominee Falls, Wis.; five
grandchildren, Edward (Roxann) Hedlund of Aurora, Wis., Ericka (Don Miller)
Williams of Aurora, Heidi (Rod) Massa of Iron Mountain, Shawn (Diane) Smith
of Kingsford and Ryan Smith of Iron Mountain; five great-grandchildren,
Edward, Jesse and Jamie Hedlund, Nikki (Brent) Recla and Matthew Miller;
a great-great grandchild, Bryanna Recla; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon
& Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Msgr. James Kaczmarek will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in
The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain is in
charge of arrangements.
WABASHA, Minn. — Margaret E. Johnson, 79, of Pepin, Wis., died Thursday,
Nov. 2, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Wabasha.
She was born May 25, 1921, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Raffaele
and Isabelle Dinnocenzo.
She married Don Johnson in 1954, at Crown Point, Ind. The couple lived
in Gary, Ind., moving to Pepin when they retired. They wintered in Weslaco,
She leaves her husband, Don; twin sister, Elaine (Roy) McKinnon of
Sacramento, Calif., sister, Ann (Frank) McKinney of Sacramento; a brother,
John Dinnocenzo of Kodiak, Ark.; a brother-in-law, Alton Wickman of Iron
Mountain and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Fiore, Jim and Louis
Dinnocenzo, and three sisters, Connie Heath, Jen Roberts and Eda Wickman.
Services will be private.
The Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha will be in charge of arrangements.
HOLLAND — Martha M. Bradfield, 83, of Holland, died Friday, Oct. 27,
2000, in a care center in Holland.
She was born in Crystal Falls and had been a resident of Holland for
She attended Holland Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Americo Cavalieri,
in 1976; and her second husband, Arlic Bradfield, in 2000; and a stepdaughter,
Valia Miller, in 2000.
She leaves her children, La Von and Jack Rader of Madison, Ala., Colleen
and Roger Nienhuis of Holland, Russell and Patricia Bradfield of Holland,
William and June Bradfield of Chandler, Ariz., Norman and Tomica Bradfield
of Fennville, Janice and Loren Scarberry of Carson City, Mary and David
Summer of Burton, David and Linda Bradfield of Holland and Jonathan and
Sheila Bradfield of Zeeland; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren;
sisters-in-law, Isla Englert of Hastings, Mary Jane Bradfield of Hastings,
Jean and Stanley Cembrowicz of Boyne Falls and Henrietta Bradfield of West
Olive; brothers-in-law, Charles and Darlene Bradfield of Hastings and Frank
Bradfield Jr. of Howard City, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
No services were scheduled.
Burial was in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice of Grand Rapids.
The Dykstra Funeral Home-Downtown Chapel, 29 E. Ninth St., Holland,
was in charge of arrangements.
IRON RIVER — Daniel James Bonetti, 57, of 903 Sunrise Ave., Iron River,
died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, in Iron River.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Langenberg
Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel.
IRON RIVER — Jack P. Snowdon, 82, of Bates Township, Iron River, passed
away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Snowdon was born April 25, 1918, in Mellen, Wis., son of the late
Frank and Kate (Wilcox) Snowdon. He was a lifelong resident and attended
the Bates Schools.
He married the former Bernice Swenski on Nov. 11, 1939, in Iron River
and the couple was to have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on
Mr. Snowdon was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II in
the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations. He was a recipient
of the Purple Heart.
He was employed by the M.A. Hanna Mining Co. for many years. He also
owned and operated Zimco Mining Equipment.
Mr. Snowdon was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River
and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by a brother,
Lloyd Wilcox, and a sister, Adris Eddy.
He leaves his wife, Bernice; a daughter, Jeanne (Ed) Lindsley of Green
Bay, Wis.; one grandson, Robert (Marcia) Lindsley; four great-grandchildren,
and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Jacobs
Funeral Home of Iron River.
Funeral services will be at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Jacobs Funeral
Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River. Fr. Norman
Clisch, pastor, will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Iron River.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.
IRON MOUNTAIN — Joan Norma Marcella Lucas, 69, of Felch, died suddenly
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Joan was born August 14, 1931, in Metropolitan, daughter of the late
John and Marie Jacobson. She married Clark Lucas on April 7, 1948, in Perronville.
They lived in Felch their entire life.
Joan worked along side her husband, Clark, with Lucas Logging for many
years and raised the couple’s six children.
She took special pleasure in being a caregiver to her friends, family,
pets and wildlife. Joan enjoyed meeting new friends and seeing new places.
She always gave more of herself to her friends and family. She believed
her family and friends were the best thing in her life.
Mrs. Lucas was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Foster
City. She enjoyed listening to Swedish and country and western music.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark in 1992; her son, Charles
Glen in 1990; one sister, Sidney Jacobson; four brothers, Toby, Glen, Adolph
and Runard Jacobson; and a special friend, John “Jack” Harder.
She leaves two sons, Clark Sidney (Gail) Lucas Jr. and Clyde Allen
Lucas, both of Felch; three daughters, Jerry Ann (Fred) Winstanley of West
Palm Beach, Fla., Judy Kay (Ken) Kirchoff of Felch and Jill Susan (Kevin)
Kuhn of Kingsford; three sisters, Hazel (John) Yourzak of Iron Mountain,
Lea (Wally) Silverstone of Felch and Svea DeFranco of Texas; nine grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her two special
cats, Tiger and Blackie.
Joan will be missed by her family and friends far more than words can
express. She is finally with her beloved husband and son together in the
presence of God! One day we will all be together again, until then pray
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tondin-Ross
& Freeman Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be recited Tuesday at 7
p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will also be held Wednesday from 10
a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Foster City.
Fr. George Kuppayil will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial at
11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Foster City. Burial
will be in the Felch Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jason C. Lessor, Luke Lucas, Jake Lucas,
Ryne Kuhn and grandsons-in-law, Tracy Payette and Josh Billings.
The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is in charge
IRON RIVER — Gabriel Richard Ross, infant son of Trisha Ross and Randy
Kashich, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Iron County General Hospital in
Private services were held Sunday, Nov. 5 at St. Agnes Catholic Church
in Iron River. Rev. Norman Clisch, pastor, officiated.
Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.
Funeral arrangements were by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.
IRON RIVER — Cyril Jack Henderson, 88, of Iron River passed away Friday,
Nov. 3, 2000, at the Jacobetti Michigan Veterans Facility in Marquette.
Visitation and funeral services will be private.Burial will be in Lakeview
Cemetery in Alvin, Wis.
The Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River is in charge of arrangements.
IRON RIVER — Daniel J. Bonetti, 57, of 903 Sunrise Ave., Iron River,
died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, in Iron River.
He was born Nov. 16, 1942, in Stambaugh, son of the late Chester and
Ann (Mottes) Bonetti. He grew up in Caspian and graduated from Stambaugh
High School in 1960.
He then attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, where he
received a bachelor’s degree in education in 1964. He did post-graduate
studies at Michigan State University and earned a master’s degree in urban
development from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1966.
Active in community affairs, Mr. Bonetti was instrumental in the founding
of the Iron County Community Schools, the HeadStart Program, and the Iron
County Area Senior Citizens program. From 1965 to 1988, he served as director
of the Iron County Community Action Agency. He was currently working as
a private teacher and tutor for students in their homes.
He had served on the local UPCAP board and was a member of the UPCAP
Directors Association. He had also served on the Iron County Housing Commission,
the Caspian Housing Commission, Michigan Alternate Energy Board and the
Michigan Community Action Agency Association. He had been a member of Iron
River Elks Lodge 1671 and had also been a member of the former Iron River
Jaycees. He had attended St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Caspian.
In his younger years, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and had later
served as a Boy Scout leader. He was recognized in Who’s Who in America
and was the recipient of numerous awards for his civic and community contributions.
He was proud of his Italian heritage and enjoyed making wine. He also
enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time at his camp and
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother,
Richard Bonetti, in 1990.
He leaves a son, Mark (Donell) Bonetti of Green Bay, Wis.; two daughters,
Beth (Mike) Reimer of DePere, Wis., and Jane (Kevin) Smedlund of Iron River;
three grandsons, Jason Smedlund, Luke Reimer and Brandl Bonetti, and several
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Langenberg Funeral
Home-Iron River Chapel. Parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and
at 10 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Caspian. Rev. Fr. Otto Sartorelli,
pastor, will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Stambaugh Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eugene, Jerry, Mark, and Gene Mottes, Pat Pennoni
and Dean Choquette.
Organist Julie McDonald will accompany the St. Cecelia Choir who will
sing “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace,” “Be Not Afraid,” and “On Eagles
The family suggests that memorials can be made to the Daniel Bonetti
scholarship fund at West Iron County High School.
“I am the captain of my ship...sail on forever. We love you dad!”
The Langenberg Funeral Home-Iron River Chapel is in charge arrangements.